Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chamber eBlast - New Laws Affecting California Employers

Once again, California enacted many new employment laws that will affect California employers' day-to-day operations and policies in 2014.
Some of the new laws for 2014 make significant changes in key areas, such as a new minimum wage, new protections for immigrants and expanded leaves of absence.  Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or relate to specific industries, such as garment manufacturers or the car wash industry.
CalChamber has provided the attached white paper (click on link below) which identifies some of the noteworthy new laws from the California Legislature.
Any questions or concerns feel free to contact the Chamber office (209) 223-0350

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Dec 12

Hello, everyone-
I hope this note finds you enjoying the fall weather and our wonderful weekend events. Attached you will find the agenda and minutes for our meeting on November 14th, 9 am, at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. We will meet in one of the conference rooms in the hotel. Please arrive before the start of the meeting to enjoy the coffee and breakfast provided so generously by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

Other news:
1.      Save the Date: December 12th, Thursday, 5:30 pm, will be Amador Council of Tourism’s general meeting. Larry Angier and Add Art Gallery are hosting.
2.      Raffle: Only 500 tickets will be sold. 1 ticket for $10; 3 for $20. Proceeds benefit Amador Council of Tourism. Drawing: Dec. 12, 2013. Need not be present to win.
Tickets are being sold for the following prizes: Lake Tahoe 5-day Getaway, February 9-14, 2014 Jackson Rancheria Entertainment Package, including Lodging, Dinner, Show Tickets, Slot Play, Dinner and Lodging, Taste Restaurant and Shenandoah Inn
3.      Savor Amador, January 9-15, 2014: California Tourism has declared January as Restaurant Month and Amador is going to participate in 2014. Dates are January 9-15, 2014, Thursday through Wednesday.
Please consider participating, whatever your business. Send us your ideas no later than November 22nd. We will continue to add to touramador’s website, as we receive programs from you.
Here are some suggestions: Winemaker meals, prix fixe menus w/local wine pairings, Thirsty Thursday, Beer Thursday, family-style menus, cooking classes, corkage free, seasonal pairings, dinner and a movie, Open that bottle, progressive meal, mixology, ZAP tie-in, sampling (coffee, chocolate, olive oil, teas, vinegars), themed meals, value-priced options.

What are current programs you already offer? Send those to us and we will add them to ACT’s website. We have already submitted an ad to Via Magazine for this event and plan to: submit to; partner with El Dorado and Tuolumne Counties, that have their events on either side of ours; advertise in our regional publications and send press releases.

Not a restaurant? Partner with someone: a winery, restaurant, caterer, food producer and offer something to your customers.
What else? Send photos, dates, ideas and let us start posting them on the website now. More to come.
4.      Look for an email regarding marketing opportunities with Amador Council of Tourism. We are rolling out a branded campaign and getting great results. Want to know more? Call us and we will fill you in.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support of Amador Council of Tourism, for opening up your places of business day after day, and providing a wonderful experience to our visitors.

Thank you for your support,

Amador Council of Tourism
115 Valley View Way
PO Box 40
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Friday, November 8, 2013

Workshop: Google for Business - Thurs Nov 21

WORKSHOP: GOOGLE FOR BUSINESS - Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jackson City Hall, 33 Broadway, Jackson. Cost $10.00
This three hour class is intended to familiarize business owners with the capabilities of the Google platform, so that they can make informed choices about using Google services in their own business. As the Internet's dominant search engine, a good understanding of how Google ranks and presents search results is critical to all local businesses. In the area of cloud based applications, Google is continuously adding to and improving their services, many of which are available at low or no cost.
Topics to be covered include:
·         Principles of search engine optimization
·         New Google search technologies
·         Google Maps and local search
·         AdWords and AdWords Express
·         Google Plus, including Hangouts and Communities
·         Google Apps, including Gmail, Calendar and Drive
While the class is designed to include people who have not used Google services before, prerequisites include: basic computer use, familiarity with a modern web browser and basic knowledge of the Internet. Classes will use live, online examples of the services being described, whenever possible. Attendees are encouraged to use their own connected devices throughout the sessions

Go to:

Greg Falken has been helping businesses and organizations develop their Internet presence since 1995. He brings a strong background in media and communications, along with technology expertise that extends back to the earliest days of personal computing. Currently, his attention is drawn to the intersection of computers, the Internet and communications, especially social media and other efforts to humanize technology.  Pursuing a growing interest in the Internet and World Wide Web, he founded webdancers, an Internet development firm, in 1995 and is currently a partner at Sierra Online Services, in Sonora, CA

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sutter Creek Business and Professional Association – Upcoming Events

Just a couple reminders…

-          We are accepting nominations for SCBPA Board of Directors.  The term of office is two (2) years, with a limit of two (2) terms, and will commence in January 1, 2014.  Please submit names ASAP to Linda at 267-9314 or  We will hold elections at our Holiday Party/General Membership meeting on November 21.
-          You all should have received your Evite to the Holiday Party, November 21, 5:00 p.m., Hotel Sutter.  If you have not, please let us know and we will be sure to send it out to you again.
-          Next Board Meeting will be on Thursday, November 7, 8:30 a.m., Hotel Sutter.  Meetings usually conclude by 10:00 a.m.  All members are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at any time.

Linda Meadows
Secretary, SCPBA

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Co-op opportunities with Sacramento Magazine and Reno Magazine - Deadline is November 6

At ACT’s board meeting last week, our Marketing Committee presented a plan for advertising for the rest of the year and through 2014. Because of our commitments to frequency in advertising, two publications have extended good offers to our partners.
1.       Sacramento Magazine is planning editorial in their December issue and have offered some steeply discounted rates. Amador Council of Tourism is taking out a ½ page ad in that issue. The December issue hits stands Thanksgiving week. Make your space reservation now; deadline is Nov. 6th.
Here are your rates for the Amador advertising section in Sacramento Magazine:
Full page: $1950- Regular Price $3,900
½ page: $1,275- Regular Price $2,300
¼ page: $525- Regular Price $1,300
Contact is Dennis Rainey, email:
2.       Reno Magazine, published by Reno Gazette Journal, is a new regional market that ACT is committing to. ACT is taking out a full-page in the issue that publishes November 27th. If six partners get involved, we will have two facing pages. Please note ad copy deadline is quite soon, October 21st. There will be other opportunities to reach this market if you cannot respond in a timely enough manner. Cinnamon Hunter is the contact and she is happy to work with you. Contact Maureen Funk for an example of the shared advertising and for more contact information.
3.       Want to get involved as a lodging partner? Advertising partner? Contact us and we will provide some options.

Thank you for your support,

Amador Council of Tourism
115 Valley View Way
PO Box 40
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chamber Mixer at the Jackson Casino & Hotel - Thurs Nov 7th

Thursday, November 7th - 7:30am
 at the

Ballroom B of the
Grand Oak Ballroom
at the Hotel
Admission - $5.00
Amador Continental Breakfast will be provided
Door Prize will be provided
Bloody Mary's and Mimosas will be available for $5 each
Bring a raffle item!
Get your business recognized!
Everyone loves the raffle!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ACWN holds fundraiser, needs volunteers!

NOVEMBER TRADE SHOW. ACWN is reaching out to gather a committee to advertise our annual event. We need volunteers to do one or more of the following:
1. Call and get us on the Radio and Local T.V Stations * Do the whole thing, we can write script but cannot physically be there.
2. Get us out to the local media via emails to news papers etc.
3. Put up flyers on bulletin boards
4. Make some signs to post during the day of the event (we will provide verbiage if help is needed)
5. A couple of people to put out signs the day of the event
6. Someone to get balloons and put them up on the gates the day of event 
We welcome any suggestions.
Also We will need help with:
Set up of the Tables on Friday the 8th.
Tear Down of Tables and Clean up of Hall on the 9th
Someone to go gather the signs at the end of the event. 
For more info, contact

Friday, October 11, 2013

Gold Country Visitors Association Brings Two Journalists to Amador County

October 11, 2013 - On Saturday, September 28th, two journalists, Carolyn Jung and Mirei Sato, visited Jackson’s Tailing Wheels Park and were introduced to its history by Keith Sweet, member of the Jackson City Council, and Ed Arata, representative of Amador County Historical Society. Jung and Sato agreed to participate in a Familiarization Tour of the Gold Country, sponsored by Gold Country Visitors Association. The trip was named “A Fork in the Road Tour of California’s Gold Country and Farm to Fork Festival.” Starting Thursday, September 26th, the two journalists toured Folsom, El Dorado County, Amador County, finishing Saturday, September 28th, in Sacramento at the inaugural Farm-to-Fork Festival.

Jody Franklin, Tourism Director of El Dorado County Visitors Authority, brought them from Apple Hill to Cooper Vineyards in Shenandoah Valley. Dick Cooper, owner, and winemaker, Mike Roser, took time out from the grape harvest, to share the history of the area and discuss the region’s terroir. Maureen Funk, Executive Director of Amador Council of Tourism, joined the group to pick up driving responsibilities. Next stop at Wine Tree Farm in Amador City included a blending session, led by Corinne Moore, grape grower and winemaker. Taste Restaurant in Plymouth served dinner to Jung and Sato and The National Hotel in Jackson provided overnight lodging. Next day, Saturday, Ed Arata and Keith Sweet took time from their busy schedules to give an in-depth presentation about the history of the Tailing Wheels, including the recent restoration of Tailing Wheel 4. Mirei Sato commented, “I enjoy learning about new places and making it relevant for my readers, by finding the thread from the past to the present.”  From there, Funk drove the journalists to Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival and joined Sonya Bradley, Chief Marketing Officer of Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, in escorting them through the event.

Gold Country Visitors Association has contracted with a Public Relations consultant to bring reporters to the region. The concept is to establish themed itineraries in a portion of the region, concluding at a signature event for one of the partners, like the Farm-to-Fork Festival in Sacramento. Two more tour dates are scheduled for 2014, and one of those tours will go through Amador County. “Our partnership with Gold Country Visitors Association allows Amador’s small Destination Marketing Organization to get much more coverage than if we tried to do it alone. My partners along Highway 49 are a great resource for me personally, and we all benefit when we work together,” says Funk.

Maureen Funk
Executive Director
Amador Council of Tourism
PO Box 40/115 Valley View Way
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
O: (209) 267-9249 
C: (209) 060-5065

Pictured left to right: Carolyn Jung, Via Magazine; Mirei Sato, US Frontline News; Ed Arata; Keith Sweet (reflection).

ACWN features Amador Vintner's Association - Wed Oct 23

AMADOR COUNTY WOMENS’ NETWORK (ACWN) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday,October 23rd at Cooper Vineyards in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  This month's guest speaker will be Jennifer from the Amador County Vintners Association.  Come join us for lunch in the beautiful surroundings and learn what's going on at the various wineries!   We make it fun to learn about local women in business.  The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Luncheon cost is $16.  Reservations are required Friday before the meeting.  Contact: Debbie LaVielle, 209-267-0577 or (preferably) email: .  Join other local business women as they learn, network and promote their businesses.  For more information on ACWN, visit:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Important Deadline Coming Up for all Employers October 1st

Required Affordable Care Act Exchange Notice Due October 1, 2013

Although the federal government has delayed the employer mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or "ACA"), October 1, 2013 is still the deadline for employers to provide a notice of health care coverage options to their employees.

The notice informs the employee of the new health insurance marketplace (in California, that's Covered California), a description of services, how to contact the marketplace (also called an "exchange") and additional required information.

Employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must distribute the required notice to all employees, regardless of plan enrollment status (if applicable) or whether the employees are full or part time:
  • By October 1, 2013, all employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act are required to provide current employees with the notice.
  • Starting October 1, 2013, each new hire must receive the notice within 14 days of the employee's start date. In 2014, providing the notice within that time fulfills the Department of Labor's (DOL) compliance requirement.
The DOL has issued temporary guidance on what the agency will consider as compliance with the notice requirement. Employers are not required to provide a separate notice to dependents or other individuals who are or may become eligible for coverage under the plan but who are not employees.

The DOL has created two model versions of the required notice: one for employers that do not offer a health plan and another for employers that offer a health plan for some or all employees.

For your convenience, you can download either version of the DOL's form for free through CalChamber:
 The DOL has an online tool to help companies determine if the FLSA applies to them.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Amador Community Foundation presents: "Supporting Your Community Through Philanthropy" - Thurs Sept 19

Learn how to make yourself better off financially while giving back to your community now and in the future.
  • Reduce Taxes
  • Conserve Income
  • Help Your Community
September 19, 2013 11:30am – 1:30pm

Thomi’s Banquet Room 627 S. State Hwy 49, Jackson
Lunch Provided
Presenters: Tina Hurley, Director, Estate and Gift Planning, UC Davis Health System
Russ Brown, Certified Financial Planner
Eric Rouen, Attorney at Law, Estate Planning
RSVP to Amador Community Foundation 223-2148 or

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Amador Council of Tourism Quarterly Evening Meeting – Thurs Sept 12

Hello, Everyone-
I want to thank you for continuing to open your doors and hearts to visitors, every day. We hear such positive feedback about how welcomed our visitors feel here at every stop in Amador County.

Amador Council of Tourism is holding its quarterly evening meeting, next Thursday, September 11th, 5:30 pm, at Volcano Union Inn. The Union is providing some appetizers and some wine tasting that evening. We will be in the game room.
I will have the new planners available if you have not seen them and the new edition of the Gold Country Visitors Association map. The new website is getting great traffic as well. Both of these projects were accomplished by State Fair, to present a refreshed branding campaign.

If you have received a membership renewal request, please plan to bring your check to the meeting. If you have not joined yet and want to know more, please, do come and learn what Amador Council of Tourism does for our tourism industry. Our partnerships with Gold Country Visitors Association, California Tourism, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau are pivotal to Amador’s continued growth. Do you know that your town business associations and your neighbor businesses partner with ACT to advertise collectively and get more bang for the buck?

We have writers coming through at the end of September, due to the efforts of a PR person hired by GCVA (Gold Country Visitors Association). These writers will get a brief exposure to Amador as part of a larger campaign to promote Gold Country as a region. January is the Bay Area Travel Show and GCVA takes a row of booths to get the message out. If you have an event or business you want to promote, that is an excellent show. If you want to attend the show and see what it is like, please let me know and I will make arrangements.

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us. As always, thank you for your support.

See you next Thursday,

Maureen Funk

Amador Council of Tourism

115 Valley View Way

PO Box 40

Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sutter Creek Promotions Committee - Tues Aug 20

On Tuesday, August 20th at 8:30 am, the Sutter Creek Promotions Committee will be doing a planning session to discuss the budget for 2013/2014. You are invited to attend and offer your suggestions and opinions. We will be meeting at the Eureka Street Inn, located at 55 Eureka Street.

We will be discussing Advertising, Events, the Highway Billboard Sign and more. We encourage you to be a part of this session.

The Sutter Creek Promotions Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month at 8:30 am usually in the Back Roads Coffee Shop, this month will be at the Eureka Street Inn. You are invited to attend all meetings.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Monday, August 5, 2013

US Congressman Tom McClintock Featured Speaker at Business/Education Summit on September 13

Event Aimed at Building a Network of Stakeholders to Create a Prosperous Economy for Amador County

On Friday, September 13th, local corporations, education and nonprofit organizations will come together, at Thomi’s Banquet Room, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, to raise awareness of the critical role the business community plays in partnering with schools and other stakeholders to support the learning needs of students and develop Amador’s future workforce.

This event is sponsored by the Amador Community College Foundation and will feature US Congressman, Tom McClintock speaking on “Education as the Driver for Economic Vitality” and Supervisor John Plasse presenting, “Local Solutions for Higher Education.”  A question and answer session will follow.  $10.00 donation at the door includes buffet lunch. 

“Because companies provide careers that are the basis for prosperity, they are the ones who can still persuasively say to students, if you work hard in school, careers and success will follow,”‖ said Supervisor Plasse, who serves as Board Chair of the Amador Community College Foundation.  “Our intention for the business/education summit is to further the conversation about what companies can do to help young people succeed educationally and economically.”

ACCF invites leaders in business, education and community organizations together at the Business/Education Summit to solicit input on Amador’s needs for workforce training and to begin to forge businesses /education networks that lead to increasing the chances for students to complete high school and successfully transition into postsecondary education and career pathways. 

Email Karen Dickerson  to reserve lunch.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs Aug 8

Hello, everyone-
This note arrives from our brand new email server and our address directories need sorting out. If you do not wish to receive emails from us, please reply with ‘Unsubscribe’ in the Subject Line. If you wish only to be notified about specific opportunities, please let us know that as well. Thank you for your help with this.

Amador Council of Tourism’s Board Meeting is next Thursday, 9 am, at Jackson Rancheria’s Hotel. Agenda and minutes will be emailed early next week. I apologize for the delay in getting you the information.
Please arrive early for breakfast treats and coffee, so that we can start our meeting promptly at 9 am.

So much has happened since we last met at Renwood Winery in June.

·         ACT published its 5th edition of its travel planner, Amador Adventure.
·         Our new website, touramador,  is live and generating great results.
·         At State Fair, Amador’s County Exhibit garnered a gold ribbon and a blue ribbon for Best Content. The exhibit gave a nod to our wonderful Amador County Fair and its 75th Birthday.
·         Gold Country Visitors Association published its 3rd edition of its Gold Country map.
·         Big shout out to ACT’s professional team: T-dogg Studios, Digital Wine Marketing, Richard Bay , and our  fabulous Larry Angier. And furiously fast fist pumps for the volunteers that kept all parts moving forward.

If you need planners, we have them here at the center. I will bring some boxes to the meeting next week as well.
As you review the website, be sure to forward your compliments J and corrections to us. Pictures are critical.

Thanks for your support,

Maureen Funk

Amador Council of Tourism

115 Valley View Way

PO Box 40

Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Friday, July 26, 2013

Chamber Ribbon Cutting: Parrott AT&T - Thurs Aug 1

CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING: PARROTT AT&T – Thurs Aug 1 at 11 AM. 12120 Industry Blvd., Martell (Safeway shopping center). Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

ACWN offer: It Works!

Ladies of the Women’s Network, 
Would you like to tighten, tone and firm your skin in just 45 minutes? 
I would like to give everyone the chance to try the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator during our next meeting on July 24th 
This is not a water loss wrap. Results per wrap last 2-6 months! (Depending on diet and exercise.) We can apply the wrap to your stomach, arms or neck/chin. All it takes is 45 minutes and you can tighten your skin and possibly loose inches while we sit! How easy is that?! 
* Best results are from four wraps.
Cost per person just $25.00! (Cash please) If you would like to try the wrap please contact me to R.S.V.P by July 18th to reserve one and you will need to come early to the meeting between 10:45 and 11:00 AM so I can wrap you before the meeting starts. The measurements and wrapping will all be done in the privacy of the bathroom and make sure whatever area you would like wrapped is free of lotions and crèmes.

Contact me today to reserve your wrap and if you have any questions.
Check out my site at 

Erica Pophal 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Chamber Mixer - Wed July 10

JULY CHAMBER MIXER is being hosted by Volcano Telephone/Bank of Stockton - at Volcano Telephone, Pine Grove, July 10th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Bring a raffle prize! Be recognized!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Open House: RNA Financial Open House - Tues July 16


525-4 Hwy 49 (3 doors south of CVS) In Jackson
Food and Beverages served


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ACWN Luncheon - Wed July 24

ACWN LUNCHEON IN JULY! The Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, July 24th at Thomi's in Jackson. The June luncheon will feature a trade show and networking opportnities. Many of our members will showcase their business, and many will be selling wonderful goods. The trade show is open to the public. So feel free to stop by. We make it fun to learn about local women in business. The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required Friday before the meeting. Contact: Debbie LaVielle, 209-267-0577 or (preferably) email: . Join other local business women as they learn, network and promote their businesses. For more information on ACWN, visit

Friday, June 28, 2013

No JBCA meetings in July

Go ahead -- take the whole month off! No JBCA Board meeting in July... but please thank your Jackson City Council for fully funding JBCA for our next fiscal year! And we'll see you at Butte Bowl on the 3rd!

 Jackson Business & Community Association

J.B.C.A. Office (209) 223-1263


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ribbon Cutting: Sierra Ridge - Thurs June 27

Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening 
Thursday, June 27th 5:00pm - 7:00pm New Tasting Room

Sierra Ridge Winery will share a glass of wine with attendees,
thereafter wine by the glass or bottle will be offered. 

Appetizers will also be available.
Sierra Ridge has several new releases to share with you
while you take a look around the new tasting room. 

The new tasting room boasts gourmet foods, home decor,
wine related gifts as well as delicious wines.

54 Main Street,
Sutter Creek

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chamber Morning Mixer - Thurs June 27

ACWN Meeting at Villa Privata - Wed June 26

Our next luncheon for June 26th will be held at  the Villa Privata. Marie has been gracious enough to allow us to have our meeting there so everyone can see the beautiful facility and to meet our scholarship recipients

The Villa Privata is located at 1218 Jackson Gate Rd, Jackson.

Please RSVP to DEBBIE by the 19th so we can turn it into our Caterer for the meal!

The Board has been working hard putting together the Mystery Dinner to be held on September 28th at Theresa’s in Jackson. Before you know it September will be here and so we are requesting members to start bringing in items for the raffle and silent auction. We were able to present 4 scholarships this year and with your help we  hope to continue to do so.

Next month we will have a networking meeting, to include displaying or selling your products.

Hope to see everyone at the meeting.

Please Invite Guests! :) 

Thank you!

Beth Platz 
Membership Coordinator

Monday, June 10, 2013

Amador Council of Tourism - Thurs June 13

Hello, ACT partners-
Next Thursday, June 13th, 5:30pm, is ACT's quarterly evening meeting, which will be hosted by Renwood Winery and Amador Vintners Association. Wine and snacks will be available.

1. We will be demonstrating ACT's new website design,constructed by Digital Wine Marketing. Please join us for a presentation of the new design.

2. Travel Planner: deadline for ad copy is June 13th, Thursday. Thank you so much to those who purchased an ad and thank you, in advance, for getting your ad copy to us in a timely manner. The new publication will be available at State Fair.

3. State Fair: if you want your materials in the State Fair booth and you are not a sponsor of the booth exhibit, bring 500 pieces and a check for $50 to the ACT office before 4tho of July. If you are a sponsor, thank you, and please make sure we have an adequate supply of your materials by 4th of July.

4. ACT is 10 years old(!) in July. Thanks to all of you for your support, your membership checks, your investment in ACT's cooperative advertising campaign, your purchase of an ad in the travel planner, and your positive energy. Thoughts on how to celebrate as we kick off our 10th year? Please forward your ideas to us.

And last, please thank the volunteers in the office for keeping the doors open, courteously answering visitor questions and keeping me organized. If you think it would be fun to be part of the crew, it is. Call or drop by for information.

ACT's Board of Directors thanks you, everyone,for your support.

Maureen Funk
Amador Council of Tourism
115 Valley View Way : PO Box 40
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
W: (209) 267-9249
C: (209) 969-5065

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) Luncheon & Trade Show - Wed June 26

The Amador County Women's Network (ACWN) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, June 26th at Thomi's in Jackson.  The June  luncheon will feature a trade show and networking opportnities.  Many of our members will showcase their business, and many will be selling wonderful goods.  The trade show is open to the public.  So feel free to stop by.   We make it fun to learn about local women in business.  The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Luncheon cost is $16.  Reservations are required Friday before the meeting.  Contact: Debbie LaVielle, 209-267-0577 or (preferably) email: .  Join other local business women as they learn, network and promote their businesses.  For more information on ACWN, visit:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Zee Blings Value Buys

ZeeBlings Value Buys

$10 earring buys…Some of these are not yet on the website. If you want to purchase any of them by credit card, I will put them on the website. Checks are also accepted by mail. Any earring available with clips. Just ask…

Want to hold a jewelry party? Booking now for end of June parties.

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QUESTION: Do you wear ankle jewelry? Would you like to see some ankle jewelry? Dainty or chunky?
Are they are popular as the magazines are making them out to be? What do YOU think?
Hope you all had a great weekend.

Chamber Mixer at Volcano Amphitheater - Wed June 12

Mixer to be held at the AMPHITHEATRE in Volcano
Chamber Mixer - Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30pm

Celebrating their 40th Anniversary Season

Food presented by:
The Country Store
Kneading Dough
St. George Hotel
and the Union Inn

With a preview of the upcoming play - Boeing, Boeing
An uproarious jet-propelled comedy

Bring a raffle item and get your business recognized
$10 per person  

Mixer to be held at the AMPHITHEATRE in Volcano
Chamber Mixer - Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30pm

Hosted by the Volcano Theatre Company

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sutter Creek Business Association - Wed May 29

The Sutter Creek Business Association has planned an evening meeting in hopes that many of you who cannot attend the monthly board meetings might be able to attend.  The purpose of this meeting will be to have an open, casual discussion regarding activities SCBPA could add to our calendar.  Put your thinking caps on and let's see what we can do to bring more people into town on a more frequent basis.

Wednesday, May 29th
5:30 pm
Bellotti's, Harry's Room

Any questions, please feel free to call me at the Creeky Cupboard, 267-9314.

Linda Meadows
SCBPA Secretary